Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration provides students with foundational business knowledge, linking industry concepts with real-world examples that foster applied learning to prepare students for their chosen career. Students develop proficiency in business tools/techniques and the principles/skills of management. The program builds on technical skills and soft skills to support the student’s professional growth.

BSBA-HRM Program prepares the student to:

  • Apply business skills and analytical problem-solving to support organizational objectives
  • Summarize how management knowledge and skills support organizational performance
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functional areas of HR management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (BSBA-HRM) is designed to prepare graduates for careers as a human resource generalist. Students will develop proficiency in employment law, staffing, job design, compensation, benefits, workforce development, and performance improvement.

BSBA-HRM program competencies:

  • Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.
  • Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and statistics to make effective decisions.
  • Explain how managers assist organizations, individuals, and teams to adapt to continuous change.
  • Analyze business organizations from a managerial perspective.
  • Analyze legal implications of employment and labor law in relation to HR policies and practices, applying principles of diversity management to HR policies and labor relations
  • Demonstrate the ability to work comfortably and effectively in a multicultural workforce
  • Apply strategic thinking to human resource planning and policy consideration

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ECON212Principles of Microeconomics

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

 

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

or

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

 

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

or

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

 

LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life

4.5

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

MATH301Data Driven Statistics

4.5

MATH451Data Driven Decision Making

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core

ACCT201Accounting I

4

ACCT202Accounting II

4

BADM440Research Design Methods and Applications

4

ECON310Global Managerial Economics

4

FINC400Financial Management

4

HRMT215Management of Human Resources

4

HRMT440Managing Organizational Change

4

HRMT485Human Resources Capstone

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MGM255Management Fundamentals

4

MGM316International Business Communications

4

MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles

4

MGM355International Business Practices

4

MGM365The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4

MGMT235Business Law I

4

MGMT345Operations Management

4

MGMT455Business Policies and Strategies

4

MKTG225Introduction to Marketing

4

MPM210Introduction to Project Management

6

SCM210Introduction to Logistics/Supply Chain Management

4

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

Total Credit Hours:86

Courses: Human Resource Management Concentration

HRM345Building Effective Teams

4

HRMT220Staffing the Organization

4

HRMT300Managing Employee Performance

4

HRMT330HRM Legal Environment

4

HRMT410Training and Employee Development

4

HRMT415Compensation and Benefits

4

HRMT420Managing Labor-Management Relations

4

Total Credit Hours:28

* Capstone class, HRMT485, may be conducted incrementally based on campus decision.

Total Credit Hours: 180

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus